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Will Health Coverage Translate Into Getting Health Care?

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

It's time to rally support for this critical expansion of health care access, and let members of Congress know they need to find a way to get it done... or they'll have a lot of explaining to do.

Show Me the Money: How to Make Governments Work

Keith W. McLean | Posted 04.11.2014 | World
Keith W. McLean

One important piece of the puzzle can be summed up thus: Open budgets = transparent budget processes + open data + citizen engagement.

Dems Relish The Chance To Attack GOP Over Austere Budget

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republi...

House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure t...

10 Quick and Budget-Friendly Projects to Remake Your Space This Spring

Michael Corbett | Posted 04.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

An accent color wall or an interior room repaint will liven up a home. With little money and just a day or a weekend, your house can have new a new look and a new life. Be adventurous!

Even the Rich Should Reject the Ryan Budget

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.

Tell Your Member of Congress to Vote for the 'Better Off Budget'

Dave Johnson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Rep. Paul Ryan's Republican corporate/conservative budget favors the interests of the wealthiest few Americans and their giant multinational corporations at the expense of American-based manufacturers and other companies, America's middle-class working people and the poor.

Why Are Americans Paying to Be Searched, Spied On, Shot At and Robbed Blind by the Government?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The State Department wants $400,000 to purchase a fiberglass sculpture of a camel looking at a needle for its new embassy in Pakistan. They've already...

Women Slighted in Iran's Annual Budget

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Mehrnaz Samimi

"A curtailed dream" is the nickname given to the highly publicized amendment omitted from the Iranian new year's budget act. The amendment would have ...

Budget Linguistics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

A few months ago I was in a restaurant and noticed a mistake on the check. "I'm sorry," the waiter said, suggesting there was nothing he could do about the overcharge. "That's how it's in the computer."

Ryan Budget More Fuzzy Math and Magic Asterisks

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

Programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, Medicaid, and job retraining help Americans get back on their feet when they are down and out and laid off through no fault of their own. The Republican budget uses these programs as punching bags for their reckless agenda of cut, cut, cut and gut, gut, gut.

Undercover Cops Bust Man Who Allegedly Forgot His Heroin In Rental Car

Posted 04.07.2014 | Crime

Carlos Tavarez had a reason why he wanted to pick up the suspicious package he allegedly left in his Budget rental car. The 30-year-old New York Ci...

The Ryan Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Alternative

William Hartung | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

The Ryan plan is not a conservative budget in the true sense of the term. If it were it would cut government spending across the board, not give a free ride to wasteful Pentagon spending while letting other programs bear the full burden of spending reductions.

Right Place, Wrong Time

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 04.04.2014 | Travel

Some lucky destinations are just as enjoyable in winter as they are in summer, and others are just insanely blissful all year-round (ahem, Hawaii). ...

Ryan Budget Gets 69 Percent of Its Cuts From Low-Income Programs

Richard Kogan | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Richard Kogan

These disproportionate cuts -- which likely account for at least $3.3 trillion of the budget's $4.8 trillion in non-defense cuts over the next decade -- contrast sharply with the budget's rhetoric about helping the poor and promoting opportunity.

Will You Outlive Your Money? Simple Question, But Do You Have the Answer?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 04.03.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

Don't be a deer in the headlights. Figure out the answer to the question.

The Republican Budget Casts a Dark Shadow Over the American Dream

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

The new Republican budget would condemn America to economic decline, undermine the American Dream, and shred the social compact. By rigging the game in favor of the wealthy and privileged special interests while dismantling the ladder of opportunity for everyone else, it violates the fundamental promise that every hard-working American should have a fair shot at success.

Republicans Confident Budget Can Withstand Tea Party Opposition

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - House of Representatives Republican leaders on Wednesday predicted passage of a budget...

#SaveFulbright: America Can't Cut the Fulbright Program

Jonathan Rice | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Rice

Instead of being bogged down in high-level diplomatic talks and lofty statements by politicians, Fulbrighters work to make a direct person-to-person impact.

Ryan Unveils House GOP Budget, Claiming Balance

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in fed...

Embracing Routine

Tammy Plunkett | Posted 03.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Tammy Plunkett

Too many of you are treading water instead of swimming with the current, living in a reactive state instead of a place of creating opportunities, and overwhelmed with all of the decisions you have to make and then never quite get what you want.

GOP Senate Candidate Brags About 'Castrating Hogs,' Wants To Make Washington 'Squeal'

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

In a new campaign ad, Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) threatens to make Washington, D.C. squeal like a pig. "I grew up castrating hogs on an Iowa fa...

Congress Needs Your Voice to Build on Our Budget Deal

Sen. Patty Murray | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Sen. Patty Murray

While we absolutely need to continue to tackle our long-term budget deficit and debt challenges fairly and responsibly, we now have some breathing room to also focus on the other deficits facing our country.

4 Key Steps in Taking Control of Your Spending

Bradford M. Pine | Posted 04.02.2014 | Money
Bradford M. Pine

Budgeting is like exercising for many people: We know we should do it, and we really want to, but after a long day, it's pretty much the last thing on...

Dear America: "Will You Marry the Future?"

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 03.20.2014 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Who would go on a blind date, flub it like crazy -- and expect a second chance? The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In an...